pugnaciously


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pug·na·cious

 (pŭg-nā′shəs)
adj.
Combative in nature. See Synonyms at belligerent.

[From Latin pugnāx, pugnāc-, from pugnāre, to fight, from pugnus, fist; see peuk- in Indo-European roots.]

pug·na′cious·ly adv.
pug·na′cious·ness, pug·nac′i·ty (-năs′ĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.pugnaciously - in a pugnacious manner
Translations

pugnaciously

[pʌgˈneɪʃəslɪ] ADVcon pugnacidad, agresivamente

pugnaciously

adv behavekampf(es)lustig; (verbally) → streitsüchtig; say, remarkherausfordernd; support, defendhartnäckig

pugnaciously

[pʌgˈneɪʃəslɪ] advin modo battagliero
References in classic literature ?
They moved their heads pugnaciously and kept their shoulders braced.
Why, we valiantly and pugnaciously insist upon the verbal truth, that different natures ought to have different pursuits, but we never considered at all what was the meaning of sameness or difference of nature, or why we distinguished them when we assigned different pursuits to different natures and the same to the same natures.
For some time they continued the argument, and then the intervals between one statement and the next became longer and longer, and they spoke more speculatively and less pugnaciously, and at last fell silent.
Instantly, Sir Ernest's chin was shooting pugnaciously forward.
Recalled in relative tranquility by nostalgia buffs decades later, they still veritably shout and sizzle, pugnaciously harking back to those 'baaaad,' old days, before local action flicks shockingly lost favor with viewers.
Alas, it seems on this evidence that sections of Hajduk Split's travelling support remain pugnaciously ensconced in that era.
At the starting point in the courtyard, viewers are challenged by a bright orange fist pugnaciously stretched into the sky.
In 1976 I was a feature writer on the South Wales Echo when the then editor, the late and pugnaciously combative Geoff Rich, resisted suggestions for a 10th anniversary edition.
Unlike the author of that work, Jonah Goldberg, who seemed genuinely surprised by his discovery of what was in fact a well-documented connection between fascism and the left, Gottfried is characteristically measured and careful as he compares research rather than selectively and pugnaciously repurposing it.
The writers in The State of the American Mind, and most of their readers, would likely find Professor Shils's mind--solid, scholarly, honorable, militantly inured against soulful transports, demonstratively plain to the point of starkness in his writings, pugnaciously moralizing in exactly the approved conservative fashion, stoutly embodying the traditional values of intellectual and citizen--more to their taste than Saul Bellow's or Allan Bloom's.
Mudimbe describes the process by which Western colonial missionaries pugnaciously partitioned and changed African societies:
The most useful guy to have around in a post-apocalyptic landscape: Huckabee, who pugnaciously notes that his family was so poor when he was growing up that he had to learn to stab frogs with regular garden tools instead of fancy store-bought frog-stabbers.